Few universities can keep up with the times Charles Sturt University can. It is an institution which believes that academic offerings should evolve according to the needs of the industry. They understand that when planning for an uncertain future, only the skills in demand can guarantee the biggest gains – hence his pioneering efforts to reconfigure not only study programs, but graduate programs as well. Its latest additions are proof of this.
Although it already offers over 200 industry-accredited postgraduate courses in 19 diverse career fields, Charles Sturt’s impressive roster of experts has pioneered two more: the Master of Professional Information Technology (Honors – CRICOS course code 107953F) and the Master of Professional Accounting (Professional Practice – CRICOS course code 107935H) – both of which have been designed to translate into a bright future, online or in person delivery.
The first aims to fill a growing global IT skills gap. In fact, it has been specially designed for international students who want to hone the fundamental technological skills needed to graduate from college and immediately enter the workforce. While theoretical knowledge gives them confidence, practical experience makes them ready for a career.
One third of the Master of Professional Information Technology is devoted to interaction with industry. While applying their new knowledge over time, students build strong professional networks, learn about cutting-edge technologies, and learn directly from the best in their future fields.
Specializations determine where they end up. The program offers five: artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, networking and software development. The most successful students have the opportunity to undertake a research path in the field of their choice. Each route provides access to booming fields for which employers are recruiting massively.
Let’s start with the fact that the Australian and New Zealand Classification of Occupations predicts that there will be 24% growth in data science employment over the next five years, and 26% for those working in the networks. In addition, by 2030 Australia will need an additional 161,000 artificial intelligence experts. Whatever niche Charles Sturt graduates hold, they come prepared.
Director of the Masters in Professional Information Technology course, Dr. Sabih Rehman, confirms this, stating: “Charles Sturt University is one of the largest providers of postgraduate computer education in Australia. You will learn from academics who bring extensive industry experience to the classroom and who are committed to making your learning relevant and aligned with the IT trends of today and tomorrow.
The relevance of the industry is underlined in the brand new Masters qualification in Professional Accounting (Professional Practice). This program has been innovated to provide international students wishing to move up the corporate ladder with a full range of accounting skills, a unique global perspective and the ability to put their knowledge into practice.
What sets it apart is the holistic approach it uses. While theory and technical knowledge are important, it also teaches the law and ethics around accounting, how data analysis can benefit accounting practice, the various technologies used today, and the best practices used. in the world.
Students on this path will also be able to apply the knowledge as they go. Each subject and each mission proposed are embellished with concrete examples from the industry. Soft skills are also never left out with skills in negotiation, communication, as well as change management, cooperation and many more. Students will also undertake a professional internship, where strategic connections will be made and more practical skills will be acquired.
Career opportunities galore for those who choose to immerse themselves in this path. “Complete your Masters in Accounting and you can explore many career possibilities,” confirms Miranda Dyason, Acting Course Director.
“Provide audit, advisory, tax, insolvency and collection services to clients. Put your budget planning, management accounting, internal auditing, strategic planning and policy development skills to work for a business, nonprofit or government department, whatever whatever its size. “
The best part? International students who choose either program (or most other Charles Sturt degree programs on campus) may receive a 20% scholarship for tuition. To qualify, they must apply to one of the university’s five campuses in New South Wales in some of Australia’s fastest growing regional cities: Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Orange, Port Macquarie and Wagga Wagga.
Each location provides learners with a safe, friendly and authentic Australian cultural and social experience. It’s no wonder that students often choose to stay in Australia after graduation. With extended post-study work rights in place, there is no reason why they should not.
“Port Macquarie is a beautiful place to live and the people here are very helpful and friendly. Here we can go anywhere in a short time compared to busy cities, so it saves a lot of time ”, says Neha Gautambhai Patel, master’s student in professional accounting. “In addition, at the university, the quality of teaching is excellent. So Charles Sturt offers a great place to live and study.
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